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  • Collection: Academic Freedom at UNC

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In this letter, Mrs. A. H. Crowell writes to University supporter (and then ambassador to Mexico) Josephus Daniels, denouncing UNC as "the rankest center of communism" in the country. She claims that the University imbued her daughter with…

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A report from the Special Faculty Committee to President H.W. Chase regarding the Carolina Magazine controversy.

In October 1926, the University of North Carolina student publication, Carolina Magazine, published a short story titled "Slaves,"…

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In this letter, David Clark, editor of the Southern Textile Bulletin, writes to Kemp Plummer Lewis, president of the Alumni Association of the University of North Carolina, condemning the University's inaction toward Contempo magazine and Langston…

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Photograph of unidentified Tar an’ Feathers staff members reading a copy of the May 1939 Carolina Buccaneer. The person in the center is probably editorial staff member Haskell Bertrand Gleicher. Photograph taken sometime in May, 1941 as several of…

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When Edwin Alderman became university president in 1896, he called for women's admission in his inaugural address. Already known as an advocate for women's education, he came to the university in 1893 from Greensboro's all-female college. The…

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Contempo was a small literary magazine published in Chapel Hill by co-editors Milton “Ab” Abernethy and Anthony Buttitta, both former UNC students. Although only lasting from 1931-1934, Contempo was able to build a strong reputation among critics…

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Adler writes to President Graham to solicit his support for Carolina Magazine, in light of a bill presented by some UNC students to the Student Legislature to cease its publication during World War II. “This group feels that creative expression is…

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Just as students had used creative writing to test the limits of their free expression on campus, UNC faculty also used creative outlets to explore contentious issues of the day. In 1931, the Carolina Playmakers produced Strike Song, a three-act play…

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Just as students used creative writing to test the limits of their free expression on campus, UNC faculty also used creative outlets to explore contentious issues of the day. In 1931, the Carolina Playmakers produced Strike Song, a three-act play…

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Contempo was a small literary magazine published in Chapel Hill by co-editors Milton “Ab” Abernethy and Anthony Buttitta, both former UNC students. Although only lasting from 1931-1934, Contempo was able to build a strong reputation among critics…

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In October 1926, the University of North Carolina student publication, Carolina Magazine, published a short story titled "Slaves," written by the magazine's assistant editor, R.K. Fowler. In the final scene of the story, the author alluded to an…
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